MOUNDSVILLE, WV – On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Marshall County Commission
President Bob Miller lead a group of state, education, and industry leaders for a third meeting in a series of continued discussions with the White House in Washington, D.C.
The delegation met with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs regarding the I-68
Energy Corridor expansion project, and the need to connect North Central West Virginia with the Shale Crescent region.
“The expansion of I-68 from the greater Morgantown area to the greater Moundsville area is more than just a roads project,” said Commissioner Miller. “This project represents an opportunity for us to catalyze the tremendous economic growth and development for not only our region, but for West Virginia and the United States.”
“Infrastructure and the expansion of I-68 is key to the movement of raw materials and finished product between Morgantown (Interstate 79) and the Ohio River area,” said Bryce Custer petrochemical site selection specialist and principle of Ohio River Corridor, LLC. “The ability to link Morgantown with the Ohio River is key to providing movement of people between these two areas quickly. Drive times will be reduced substantially providing an additional pool of employees for the rapidly expanding petrochemical business,” said Custer.
“With the proposed development of PTTGC petrochemical complex plant at Dilles Bottom, Ohio, which is directly across the Ohio River from Moundsville, we must lay the foundation for the massive growth that is going to stem from that project, as well as help further incubate the tens of billions of dollars in investment that have already been made, and will continue to be made, in our region in the natural gas industry,” said Miller. “Interstate 68’s expansion is a critical component to maximize this amazing opportunity that we have been blessed with.”
Miller was joined by State Senator Charles Clements (R-Wetzel), Dr. Brian Anderson (Director, WVU Energy Institute), Dr. John Deskins (Director, WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research), Mr. Greg Kozera (Marketing Director, Shale Crescent USA), and Mr. Bryce Custer (Broker, Petroleum & Energy Services, with NAI Spring and Ohio River Corridor, LLC). The group met with Ms. Brittany Carter, the White House Assistant Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
About Ohio River Corridor, LLC
Custer realized the need for commercial real estate services to help with petrochemical and derivatives companies locating in the Ohio River corridor in anticipation of upstream and downstream activity from the Shell Polymers petrochemical complex in Monaca, PA. From this realization Ohio River Corridor, LLC, was born. Ohio River Corridor, LLC focuses on Site Selection with NAI Ohio River Corridor with offices in Ohio (under NAI Spring, Dan Spring, SIOR Broker) and in West Virginia (under JJ Guida, Airport Realty, Jamie Guida, Broker)
Custer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Kent State University. He is a CCIM and MRICS designee, and a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
Custer can be reached at Bryce@OhioRiverCorridor.com or (330) 418-9287